Category Archives: Conservatism

Don’t Be Conned By Con-servatives & Their ‘Ism’ Talk

Conservatism, Feminism, Free Speech, Gender, Individualism Vs. Collectivism, Media, Political Correctness, Sex

No different to liberals, mainstream conservatives are a party of isms, not individualism. Like liberals, conservatives diligently examine controversial speech for signs of the prohibited “isms”: sexism, racism, ageism, etc. Were they devoted to the principles of freedom; conservatives would refuse to even debate the legitimacy of impugning a man’s character, or expunging him from polite company, for the words that roll off his tongue.

Yet any debate these characters conduct on speech is never a principled debate about debate. Self-styled, mainstream conservatives seldom recuse themselves from the act of policing speech. Rather, they join in dignifying the media circle jerk.

James Rosen is best known for having been the victim of the head of Barack Obama’s Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder. For doing his job as a reporter, this Fox News Channel reporter was framed by the same department for the crime of conspiracy to leak classified materials.

Now, from being a credible reporter at Fox News, Rosen has gone on to reinvent himself as a sometime commentator.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki and her deputy, Marie Barf, are studiously dumb chicks. Bill O’Relly was quite diplomatic when he said about the first that she was “way out of her depth” and lacked the “the gravitas for that job.”

Rosen could not let that stand. Via Mediate:

On Fox News yesterday, reporter James Rosen defended State Department spokeswomen Jen Psaki and Marie Harf from what he deemed vicious attacks that would never be directed their way if they were men. Harf in particular has gotten lots of conservative ridicule (to put it mildly) over her comments last week that 1) the U.S. can’t just kill its way out of war with ISIS; and 2) factors like job opportunity should be considered when examining the root causes of terrorism.

Rosen said, “It won’t please my social media followers to hear me say it, but I’ve been dismayed by the treatment of Marie and Jen on Twitter and other social media.” And not only are they mocked online, he said, but it’s done “in intimately person [sic] ways that I think bespeak a certain amount of sexism.”

Rosen went on to call Tweedledum and Tweedledumber very accomplished women.

American Thinker is insufficiently scathing about the quality of Tweedledum and Tweedledumber’s accomplishments—the two embody everything that is repugnant about womanhood in America—but it’ll do:

… Marie Harf sounded like a cheesed-off sixteen-year-old the morning after the big party when she dissed O’Reilly for saying, “…that woman [Jen Psaki] looks way out of her depth.”

For teenage girls the clique is of utmost importance. When they go all panties in a wad it’s often for their BFFs. Harf don’t stand on her jays, she stands behind her blud, Psaki. Harf not only lacks gravitas, she appears to lack conscience to grasp the international purpose and life-and-death seriousness of her job, that people live or are murdered on the turn of her flippant, self-referential phraseology. Stop the world! O’Reilly called my BFF “that woman.” It is hideous that she wasted one second in these desperate times ranting about imaginary sexism. Her bosses want Harf to spout domestic sex politics. And after all, that is the only item on her resume.

Harf is indeed hideous to behold.


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Huckabee, ‘Forrest Gump’ Of The GOP

Conservatism, Constitution, Elections, Neoconservatism, Republicans

A “confidence trickster worthy of a P.T. Barnum circus” was how this column captured Mike Huckabee’s appeal. It must be conceded that Charles C. W. Cooke of National Review captures even better the forced and contrived, “cornpone” appeal of the man who will be vying to stand as the Republican’s nominee for the presidency. While I reject the writer’s crass, almost bereft of principle pragmatism; and although unable to tell whether Cooke prefers Mark Levin’s worldview to that of Calvin Coolidge—perhaps our only libertarian president—I liked his depiction of The Huckster:

Among the panoply of rightward-leaning politicians who are currently flirting with running for the presidency is one Mike Huckabee, a former pastor, governor, television host, and author who has of late been preparing for office by converting himself into Larry the Cable Guy. Huckabee is touring the breadth and width of the country in support of his new book — the alliteratively titled God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy — the purpose of which seems to be to establish its author as the unparalleled down-home candidate within the 2016 primary. Unlike so many in Washington, Huckabee claims, he is firmly on the side of “Bubbaville” rather than “Bubbleville”; of the “catfish and cornbread crowd” rather than “the crepes and caviar set”; and of those who “come home tired at the end of the day” rather than those who “burn tires in the street.” Are you tired of the incumbent set? he seems to ask. Then you know what to do.

By taking this approach, Huckabee is essentially attempting to become to the Right what the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson have become to the Left: namely, a proxy figure who can be used as shorthand by the lazy and the lost to signify their allegiance to a set of cherished cultural values. “We like the simple life,” Huckabee announces in his book. “Status is a Ford 150 truck; luxury is crawfish étouffée and slaw on your pulled-pork sandwich; and privilege is front-row seats at a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert.” And unlike those “misfortunate” souls in “Manhattan, the Washington Beltway, or in Beverly Hills,” we know the joy that one can get from wading “in chest-deep water to hunt mallards.” Insofar as it goes, there is nothing wrong with this. Indeed, I like many of these things too. But the self-conscious spinning of local tradition into a national political aesthetic is invariably irritating, and, typically, electorally counterproductive. There are many wonderful things about the world Huckabee is attempting to represent. But surely, just surely, it is possible for a southerner to run for high office without dressing up as Forrest Gump? …

… Whatever cultural renaissance Mike Huckabee might believe is necessary in the United States, it will be up to civil society and not to the political classes to bring it about. Unless conservatives wish to join the Left in its Wilsonian quest to glue politics to absolutely everything, our would-be emissaries really need to make up their minds …

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‘Cromnibus’ And Other Unrepublican (Small ‘r’) Crappiness

Conservatism, Constitution, Debt, Federalism, IMMIGRATION, The Courts

Nothing much at all remains of the original, American constitutional scheme, which was supposed to respect process above all, but is now result-oriented. Andrew McCarthy examines “last week’s “cromnibus” debacle” as well as the decision, Tuesday, of “a federal court in Pittsburgh—it “ruled that Obama’s amnesty decree is unconstitutional”—only to conclude that,

Imperious judicial activism is no better than imperious executive overreach. That the result the judge reaches happens to accord with conservative sentiments does not make the exercise any less invalid. After all, what offends conservatives about President Obama’s machinations is his disregard for the Constitution’s limits on his authority. Judge Schwab, analogously, has run roughshod over constitutional boundaries that limit the exercise of judicial authority. The Constitution empowers judges to resolve only cases and controversies that are actually before the court. In this case, President Obama’s decree was not before Judge Schwab — at least until he gratuitously directed the parties, who had not raised it, to address it.

These two cases are simply standard operating procedure for a Congress and a judiciary engaged in habitual, unpardonable transgressions. McCarthy’s is a good analysis, however, he should not be scandalized about business as usual in America’s highly centralized, politicized, mobocracy.

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Off-Color ‘Conservatism’ & The Colorful Scott Rudin

Barack Obama, Conservatism, Free Speech, Left-Liberalism, Political Correctness, Race, Racism

As far as promoting the demonstrably false racism meme—what speech is racist, which feelings are racist, the kind of humor that is off-color; the sort of fears of The Other that are forbidden—conservatives are indistinguishable from liberals.

Megyn Kelly ruled today that the email exchange between two producers about Obama and his racial obsession (bellow) was wrong, racist, racially insensitive, and all the dumb things liberals say about risqué expression.

Sony executive Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin had a witty e-exchange about Obama and race; just riffing; just being human and quite clever. It suggested that (as the wonderful Sheriff David Clark ventured), Obama plays contemptible race-card politics, and these Hollywood sorts know it. The comments, via the WaPo:

Rudin, a top film producer responsible for movies such as “No Country for Old Men” and “Moneyball,” responded, “Would he like to finance some movies.” Pascal replied, “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” Rudin responded: “12 YEARS.” Pascal quickly continued down the path of guessing Obama preferred movies by or starring African Americans. “Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic]”
Rudin’s response: “Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart.”

Obama has waxed fat about Hollywood’s commendable commitment to the PC puke that preoccupies his mediocre mind. So the comments are not only funny, but rooted in reality. In other words, solid.

It’s quite scary when one’s own mind remains so utterly unencumbered and uncluttered by this PC crap—that one can’t GET what these commentators are clucking about.


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UPDATE II: Torture of A Different Kind (Feral Feminists)

Conservatism, Feminism, Gender, Political Correctness, Sex

If indeed Lena Dunham was raped, and I very much doubt it; females like her live a lie—her rapist deserves compensation; double the amount if Dunham spoke during the torture session.

This creature is beneath contempt. A lot of worthless (and talentless) females like Dunham are bankrupting and ruining the lives of innocent men. And contrary to the consensus among both conservative and liberal female commentators, who are, seemingly, unfamiliar with the bogus, violence-against-women statistical racket, sexual assault on campus is not epidemic.

Emily Yoffe of Slate has just unearthed, in 2014, the “misguided policies that infringe on the civil rights of men.” I wrote about the “Sub-Science [that] Bolsters Violence-Against-Women Claims” in 1999.

Dunham’s violation via Mediaite.com:

Dunham details in her book that back in college (Oberlin)–after a night of getting high on Xanax and cocaine–she was raped by the “campus’ resident conservative” named Barry. The incident was never reported to police. Upon the book’s release in September, Time magazine specifically writes a column about the incident, stating in the headline it was a ” Must-Read”. Dunham was paid a $3.5 million advance by Random House.
– Shortly after the book release, Bretibart.com’s John Nolte begins to dig into the allegation against Barry and even visited Oberlin to attempt to verify the story. Nolte discovers from many sources that there was, in fact, an easily-identifiable campus conservative named Barry who attended the college at the same time the now-28-year-old Dunham was there. But nothing else adds up: Barry denies even meeting her, a college radio station show (Real Talk with Dumbo) Dunham says Barry hosted apparently didn’t even exist. Note: Barry is an uncommon name (it hasn’t even made the Top-1000 list since 2004), so finding scores of “Barrys” from Dunham’s tenure at a relatively small college didn’t happen during the investigation.
– As a result, Barry–forced to take down his social media accounts and now seen as a rapist–hires a lawyer, Aaron Minc. Barry–also in his 20s and not exactly liquid in terms of cash–turns to crowdsourcing to help pay his legal fees. He notes that any money that exceeds said fees would go to charities assisting survivors of rape and sexual assault. …

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UPDATE I (12/11): Facebook thread. Lying Down With Lena DungHam:

Ilana Mercer: DungHam and most of her sorority of solipsistic north American sisters don’t know what rape is. They think that regret after a romp between the sheets means they were raped. They should decamp to Darfur or Durban to see real suffering. Sickening.

My 2nd Amendment sister, Nicki Kenyon, a tough lady who emigrated to the US from communist Russia, writes this about Lena DungHam’s “rape” experience:

Nicki Kenyon: “This twisted, sick bimbo did it for the attention – nothing more. Barry had to hire a lawyer – at exorbitant prices, I’m sure – to defend himself after her allegations. The school expended resources investigating her claims. The news whores and mediots spent months covering this monstrosity’s allegations. If there were any standards out there, this creature would be shunned by the world.

I say this as someone who WAS sexually assaulted in college by a mentally ill ex, and who did have the police arrest him, and who did have nightmares for years after the fact, and who carries a gun for personal protection. People like her make it impossible to believe people like me. I would like to kick her in her naughty bits, so hard, that she thinks twice about ever spreading her legs again!”

UPDATE II:

The only woman in mainstream media, who, with all her faults, I’d call brilliant:

Sorry this column is late. I got raped again on the way home. Twice. I should clarify – by “raped,” I mean that two seductive Barry White songs came on the radio, which, according to the University of Virginia, constitutes rape.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT! …

… It must be difficult for white, straight coeds, because it’s so hard to be a victim. You’re not black, you’re not gay, you don’t have leprosy – what can you do to acquire victim cool? Join the rape club! …

… The main threat to college students’ physical and emotional safety these days comes not from athletes or fraternity members, but from the feminists.”

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UPDATED: Don’t Get ‘Grubered’ By W’s Groupies

Barack Obama, Bush, Conservatism, Constitution, Democrats, Foreign Policy, Media, Natural Law, Republicans

The current column, “Don’t Get ‘Grubered’ By W’s Groupies,” now on WND, is just in time for Barack Obama’s logically “broken” address on immigration is . An excerpt:

On Fox News’ “The Five,” one female host energetically involved in genuflecting to George Bush turned to another, a former prosecutor and lingerie model, to solicit her “constitutional take”—those are shudder quotes—on President Barack Obama’s impending executive amnesty. A better constitutional authority on presidential powers than Kimberly G-string is Jonathan Turley, professor of law at George Washington University. …

… Barack Obama’s cringe-factor has crescendoed—so much so that conservatives feel comfortable about dusting off an equally awful dictator, Bush 43, and presenting him and his dynasty to the public for another round. However, when James Madison spoke of “war as the true nurse of executive aggrandizement,” he was speaking not only of Obama.

“Speak softly but carry a big stick—the stick being executive power,” preached another Republican tyrant, Teddy Roosevelt. While Turley will be tackling the constitutional quagmire posed by Obamacare, immigration is the latest legislative stick with which Americans are being stuck.

Greg Gutfeld, the one and only neoconservative on that current-affairs show mentioned who entertains and occasionally edifies, is correct about the “broken” inchoate verbiage: “Our immigration system is broken” is a euphemism for the refusal to enforce immigration law (against certain ethno-racial groups). It is statist semantics; Orwellian Newspeaks; a linguistic trick to lead Americans to believe urgent action is required. …

Read the rest. The complete column is “Don’t Get ‘Grubered’ By W’s Groupies,” now on WND.

UPDATE: A reply to a critic, here:

The time to be a follower of Bush ditto-heads is over. Ask the Bush groupies why they ooze over and promote a mass murderer and his ugly art, on what is supposed to be a current-affairs program. This column was simply reporting what’s discussed on these multiplying panels of pig-ignorant loudmouths. (By the way, strong language is not vitriol.) Moreover, why confuse sexiness with smarts/ideas?! There is a reason Ann Coulter and Ms. Malkin don’t get a TV show: they are too clever for the cable master’s comfort. It is up to the consumer of this dross (“The Five,” “Outnumbered”) to know he is being entertained and not edified by most cable and nitwork shows. If he does—he should be OK.


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